Environment is Key Focus of FIU's 2010-2015 Strategic Plan

FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg and Provost Douglas Wartzok led Town Hall meetings on both campuses on April 15 to discuss the implementation of FIU’s Worlds Ahead Strategic Plan for 2010-2015. The areas of focus for the next several years—arts, environment, globalization and health—are based on institutional strengths that form the groundwork for future innovation, economic development and job creation in our region.

In the next decade, FIU will experience significant growth in enrollment and in its physical plant to fulfill the university’s commitment to providing accessible, high quality educational experiences, while addressing South Florida’s most crucial issues.

The environment is a vital concern for the region and the world. Development of our strength in environmental studies will ensure that our students are trained for jobs in the new green economy, and will establish FIU as a leader in explaining the dynamics of environmental systems and in developing solutions to environmental challenges locally, nationally, and around the world.

Environmental knowledge is intrinsically interdisciplinary. It relies on basic and applied sciences and engineering to explain the dynamics of environmental processes; technology, planning, and management disciplines to develop and implement effective and efficient improvement strategies; and the humanities to clarify values and attitudes toward the environment. FIU is committed to providing the intellectual leadership needed to create a sustainable future for the South Florida region, and to make significant contributions in the environmental arena globally.

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